First-ever Korean original production caps iQIYI International’s strong 2020 performance
During the ATF, iQIYI signaled its continued international ambitions with iQIYI International’s first-ever Korean original production as the company outlined its 2021 expansion and investment plans.
PLAY forges a closer partnership with Veset through investment
Nippon TV subsidiary PLAY, Inc. has partnered with Veset International Limited by integrating its platform into cloud playout service KRONOS for the Japanese market.
Quintus Studios continues to expand with two new executive hires
Quintus Studios announced two new appointments to drive the company’s continued evolution into a leading digital content agency.
all3media international partners with ITV Studios Australia to license Objective Media Group’s ‘The Cube’
all3media international and ITV Studios Australia has signed a new format deal with Australia’s Network 10 for ‘The Cube,’ which will be broadcasted in early 2021.
Singaporean filmmakers launch brand-new short film grant to support emerging filmmakers through COVID-19 crisis
The Momo Distribution Grant launched by Momo Film Co aims to support filmmakers with compelling stories to tell through the short film genre.
TechStorm makes landmark debut in Taiwan with Taiwan’s Portico Media and ONLINE MEDIA’s 4gTV
TechStorm’s debut in Taiwan marks the network’s 9th country launch post a series of meteoric traction across Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.
Channel 5 commissions ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ for a second series
All3media International takes ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ to China with Huanxi Media acquiring SVOD rights for both seasons.
Blackbox Multimedia, Eo Media, and Leader Produzioni to adapt Luis Sepúlveda’s ‘Diary of a Sentimental Killer’
‘Diary of a Sentimental Killer’, which is set to be adapted into a TV series by BlackBox Multimedia, Leader Produzioni, and EO Media Distribution is an atmospheric noir packed with action and dark humour.
Abacus Media Rights announces raft of international sales in Asia
Abacus Media Rights has announced sales for several documentary features and non-fiction series to National Geographic, The Outdoor Channel, WOWOW Japan, and RTHK Hong Kong.
South Korean OTT service Watcha acquires hit series from STUDIOCANAL
WATCHA has acquired from STUDIOCANAL two major Canal+ Creation Originale series, ‘Possessions’ and ‘War of the Worlds.’
Netflix announces Korean adaptation of its Spanish original series ‘La Casa de Papel’
Netflix announced that the Korean adaptation of ‘La Casa de Papel’ will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who is known as a giant in the fantasy crime genre.
Sky TV’s entertainment streaming service, Neon, introduces a revamped platform powered by Evergent
Neon subscribers now have access to a brand new platform, a vast choice of premium content, and streamlined billing options.
ProgramBuyer launches exclusive new discoverability function to match content with buyer
ProgramBuyer.com also reveals two additional features to expand its offering to global programme buyers and distributors.
Nippon TV heads to ATF with new scripted format ‘A Girl of 35’
The drama series is airing on Nippon TV in Japan, and is from the creators of the award-winning, mega-hit drama series ‘I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper.’
DreamWorks announces channel premiere of ‘The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants’ on 7 December
The series will premiere on the DreamWorks channel from Monday, 7 December 7 at 6:55 p.m. (PHT).
all3media international offers Every Cloud Productions’ new festive Stan original film ‘A Sunburnt Christmas’ to market
A Sunburnt Christmas will premiere exclusively in Australia on Stan as a Stan Original Film on December 11, while all3media international will manage global distribution rights.
AXN All-Stars reunites entertainment heavyweights in a heart-warming virtual collaborative performance
David Foster, Anggun, Afgan, Saniyah, Angela July, and Gerphil Flores will perform “That’s What Friends Are For” on AXN All-Stars, premiering worldwide on YouTube.
Silvergate Media prepares to launch season two of award-winning animated series ‘Hilda’
Co-produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Films, ‘Hilda’ is set to debut globally on Netflix starting 14 December.
iQIYI International expands global footprint with launch on Zeasn’s Whale Eco
Through this partnership, the iQIYI app now has been made available on tens of millions of ZEASN supported smart devices across the world.
Netflix brings a variety of entertainment with seven new Korean films and series
Netflix is set to bolster its K-Content initiative, introducing Netflix Films ‘Space Sweepers,’ ‘The Call,’ and ‘What Happened to Mr. Cha?’
Prime Video, BBC Studios India launch the Amazon Original Series ‘Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers’
The launch of the series marks both Prime Video India and BBC Studios India’s foray into sports documentaries.
Astro Media Solutions and Smiley ink exclusive media license partnership
The partnership between Astro Media Solutions and The Smiley Company is effective on 1 December 2020.
Flame Distribution finalises raft of sales with key international broadcasters on a selection of factual docs
Flame Distribution announced that it has closed sales with key international broadcasters on a selection of biography, wildlife, travel, and health documentaries.
Applause Entertainment CEO talks about the transition from cinemas to smartphones at the US-Asia Entertainment Summit
The Asia Society held a discussion called “Cinemas to Smartphones: Streaming Wars and the Future of Bollywood and India Content” as part of the 11th US-Asia Entertainment Summit.
ITV Studios and Nippon TV agree on a co-development deal
The new creative collaboration will see ITV Studios and Nippon TV work on a number of development ideas, producing new series in their respective territories.
AVIA closes the year on a high note with its biggest turnout yet for the Asia Video Summit
Over a thousand delegates from the Asian video industry gathered at the successful Asia Video Summit, organised by the Asia Video Industry Association.
Abacus Media Rights, Revelation Films join forces for 10-part series ‘The Real Manhunter’
Abacus Media Rights announced that the series ‘The Real Manhunter’ has been acquired by Sky Crime to premiere in early 2021 and sold to the US and Australia.
Bilibili announces 33 new Chinese anime titles at ‘Made By Bilibili 2020-2021’
Bilibili will produce anime adaptations of hit titles including the action-comedy franchise ‘Chinatown Detective,’ an adaptation of the novel ‘The Longest Day in Chang’an,’ and Xia Da’s comics ‘The Long Ballad’ and ‘Zi Bu Yu.’
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